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Alexander County Offices to Reopen

Alexander County Government announces the reopening of two buildings to allow citizens to conduct county business in person. The …

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June Is National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month, a time to honor the hard-working dairy farm families across the country. The June …

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Alexander Farmers Market

Are you looking for a place to sell the vegetables and other items you harvest this summer from your …

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Visit NC Farm App

The Visit NC Farm App has launched in Alexander County. Participating assets are: Alexander County Farmer’s Market, Campbell’s Blueberry …

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April Garden Calendar

Visit the link below to see the garden calendar for the month of …

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Live Radio Programs

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in order we are currently not able to do face-to-face programming. We would like …

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COVID-19 Resources for Families

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has many concerned and looking for resources. There are lots of resources out there through social …

New Paraquat Requirements

Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures this training has been canceled. New labeling of paraquat products requires that any person, prior …

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Beginning Beekeepers Course

If you have ever been interested in taking up beekeeping, here’s your chance! On February 27, 2020, and March …

Auxin Training and Winter Grains Meeting

Where: Iredell County Agricultural Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28681 When: February 6, 2020 3:00-6:00 p.m. Agenda: 3:00-4:00 p.m. Mandatory Auxin …

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Growing Fruit Trees Workshop

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Time: 10–11:30 a.m. Location: Jim Land Residence, 25 Reidland Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681 Time: 1–4 p.m. …

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Blueberry Pruning Workshop

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m. Location: Campbell’s U-Pick Blueberry Farm GPS Address: 27 Tracy Bolick Lane, Hickory NC 28601 Speaker: Bill …

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Acorn Poisoning in Cattle

Fall usually brings cooler weather and changing leaves. So far the weather isn’t cooler and the majority of us are …

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Apple Time!

The topic everyone is talking about here in Alexander County is the heatwave we are still experiencing. Fall is …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with …

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Starter Phosphorus Fertilizer and Additives in North Carolina Soils: Use, Placement, and Plant Response

Phosphorus (P) is the second most important nutrient in crop production but is often found …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Spider Mites in North Carolina Grapes

Two-spotted spider mites are a common pest of North Carolina grapes. This factsheet discusses the …

2 weeks ago
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Collard Greens

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

2 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It
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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

2 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It
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Green Cloverworm in Soybean

This Soybean Insect Factsheet describes the biology, identification, and control of green cloverworm in soybeans …

Peanut Disease Management

This publication, chapter 6 of the 2020 Peanut Information handbook, provides details on how to …

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